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Jaw popping and painafter it pops and almost locks up

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. David Astrachan answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Stop chewing: You need to rest your jaw. Soft diet, antiinflammatories, ice, dental evaluation. No gum ever again. There is a special mouth guard called an nti device that your dentist can make that is especially helpful.

Answered 1/18/2012


Dr. David Chrisman answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

TMJ: The jaw popping is your jaw going back into its correct position. You will notice a clunk on closing which is the jaw dislocating. You need to get a diagnosis and conservative splint therapy. I prefer anterior repositioning splints which help the disc stay in place and the joints to heal for a period of time. You will need to see someone that routinely treats tmj.

Answered 4/22/2013


Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Disk displaced: The disk is out of position. See a TMJ expert for advice and treatment.

Answered 3/18/2015



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